No real reason to be dogmatic about ski design. Most climbers I know don't get too worked up about whether Bosch or Hilti makes the better hammer drill; they just want to get the bolts sunk and the climb put up. Skis are just tools, and if you can't ski, it doesn't matter what is on your feet. I say buy what works for you!
Anyway, fine discussion here, carry on.
Hey Ghost and Newf. Would you say that the so called "shaped ski" is no longer a fad? Just trying to establish some ground rules here for how long something needs to be accepted.
I'm not sure how deep your involvement goes in that uber secret black ops group where one only uses Super G skis or maybe downhills, and the lower ranking members use 205 gs skis.